I am a Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis where I teach courses in the Global Health and Environment track.
My scholarship draws on multispecies ethnography, agrarian studies, medical anthropology, and science and technology studies to broadly examine how the dynamics of culture and capitalism converge to shape—and at times undermine—entangled human, animal, and environmental lives. As a lens into these processes, my ethnographic research and writing specifically examine the world of Thoroughbred horseracing in central Kentucky, where I was born and raised.
“‘Puttin’ Eyes on a Horse’: Horsemanship Attunements and the Merry-go-round of Thoroughbred Racing in Kentucky.” In Press. Anthropological Quarterly.
Longform Book Review Essay
With Peter Benson. 2020. “Larger than Life, with Promises and Dangers Looming. On Alex Blanchette’s Porkopolis: American Animality, Standardized Life, and The Factory Farm. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2020.” Anthropological Quarterly 93.
Anthro 138: First Year Seminar: Anthropological Perspectives on COVID-19
Anthro 160: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Anthro 3869: Sports, Health, and Society
Anthro 3875: Pharmaceutical Personhood
Anthro 3880: Multispecies Worlds: Animals, Global Health, and Environment